Meet SOUTHEAST BULLITT COUNTY KENTUCKY Fire Chief JULIUS HATFIELD!!!
RAW STORY reports Fire Chief JULIUS HATFIELD is being criticized for racist comments after he refused to help a family of stranded motorists because they were BLACK, and then suggested that an ASIAN AMERICAN television reporter did not understand English.
In a Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputy’s body camera recording, Chief JULIUS HATFIELD can be heard discussing a car accident on I-65 in September.
He first goes out of his way to provide assistance to LOREN DICKEN, who is white.
Chief JULIUS HATFIELD said;
"You got a jack, ain’t you? If you show me where them things is at, I’ll get my guys to start changing the tire for you. It will save you a bill.”
Firefighters working for Hatfield even picked Dicken up from the hospital and took him back to the firehouse, where his car was ready and waiting.
But Hatfield treats the family of four black motorists completely differently.
BULLITT COUNTY DEPUTY radios to Chief HATFIELD;
“Well, I’ve got a family of four from Cincinnati, I got to do something with.”HATFIELD laughingly replied;
“We ain’t taking no n*gg*rs here.”
Instead of offering to help driver CHEGE MWANGI, his wife and two children - the deputy recommends that he call the AAA motor club.
WDRB 41 LOUISVILLE Reporter VALERIE CHINN attempted to ask Hatfield about the financial management of SOUTHEAST BULLITT FIRE DEPARTMENT at a town meeting, and he suggested that she did not understand English, and threatened to have her arrested.
“Do you understand English darling? Do you understand English? Turn that camera off. I’ve asked you that in a nice way. Buddy, call the cops and get them here. I asked you once tonight if you understand English. I'm speaking English.”
Hatfield later told Chinn over the phone that he did not recall the remarks he made while responding to the accident on I-65 in September, but he was sure that it was a slip of the tongue. Chinn said that he also apologized for the way that he treated her at the town meeting.